Every author needs an elevator pitch. From telling friends what you are working on, to pitching an agent at a conference, it helps to have a clear understanding of how to present your work. Join us on July 2nd at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland (doors open at 6:30PM) to discuss pitching your work with Cynthia Whitcomb. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make your pitch perfect.
About Cynthia Whitcomb
Cynthia Whitcomb has sold 75 screenplays, thirty of which have been produced. She has been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book Award, Drammy and Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Her works include Buffalo Girls (miniseries, starring Anjelica Huston, nominated for 11 Emmys.) I Know My First Name is Stephen (for which she was Emmy nominated.) Mark Twain and Me starring Jason Robards (Emmy, Best Children’s Program.) Whitcomb has created roles for Martin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn, Liev Schreiber, Gena Rowlands and many others. Her plays for theatre include Lear’s Follies, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock, and Parnassus on Wheels. Her most recent screenwriting book is The Heart of the Film. She teaches screenwriting locally and takes a group of writers on a trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring. More info at cynthiawhitcomb.com.
July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 Free to members of Willamette Writers and full time students under 25; $5 for non-members.